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The Fastest Way to get Disqualified…

As a Range Officer, telling someone that they’re disqualified from a match sucks. It sucks even more if the person hasn’t even fired a shot. I’ve always told people interested in competitive shooting to just bring along whatever gear they’ve got, as long as it’s safe, and worry about buying competition specific stuff later. Unfortunately I’ve noticed a trend over the past couple years of people getting disqualified when they’re using holsters that come with …

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Tinkering Won’t Get You Where You Want to Go

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 33:23 — 15.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreTinkering with making your own gear is interesting and it can be fun, but after spending a few years messing around with trying to squeeze every single penny out of my gear by making my own stuff all the time. I’d spend 3 or 4 hours making something to save $25, which comes out to like $8/hr. I …

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Lies New Shooters Tell Themselves

I love the Facebook “On This Day” app, because it’s cool to see things I’ve posted over the years, and sometimes I find a gem that makes me laugh at my own bullcrap. Perfectly acceptable holster that I made. It worked well, and I think I still have it around the house somewhere. At this point I had been shooting competitively for about 6 or 7 months and I thought I was the hot dog. …

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Live Fire Practice, and Stuff – 150

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:05:18 — 29.9MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSS | MoreWow, 150 episodes. That’s freaking awesome! Anyways, this week we talk about live fire practice, and more specifically the stuff you can easily build to make all of the stuff you need for live fire practice at the range. The range I have access to is just a berm, so now that I’m getting some regular live fire …

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$6 To More Interesting Dryfire

Getting started with dryfire is super easy. Tape some scaled dryfire targets to the wall, clear your pistol, maybe put a par timer app on your phone, and go to town. I’ve been practicing with a handful of dryfire targets taped to my garage door for a few years now, but as I’ve gotten to the point of wanting to work on more specific things (like keeping the gun up while moving into a position …

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DIY: PVC Drain Pipe Holster

On episode 118 of the podcast we played a voicemail from podcast listener Robert about his first match and he talked about making his gear for USPSA out of PVC he purchased at the hardware store. After confirming with Robert about what he used, I had to share it here on the blog. He purchased some 4″ PVC drain pipe from the hardware store and heated it up and molded it just like it was …

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DIY: Visually Distinct Dummy Rounds

As I’ve ramped up my dry fire over the past six months, one of the things I’ve really come to appreciate are weighted dummy rounds. Even loading mags to 10 rounds for IDPA SSP or USPSA Production, good weighted dummy rounds triple the weight of a magazine. In a division like CDP/Single Stack or Limited where you’re reloading will full magazines, practicing inserting the mag with enough force to depress the fully-loaded magazine spring becomes …

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Bored? Want To See a Bunch of Ruined Glocks? Try This:

Not long ago I posted about following the #kydex hashtag in Instagram, and how not all folks making holsters really know what they’re doing. Today I came across even more derp, and I had to share it. So, if you want to see a bunch of completely ruined tactically stippled Glocks try this: Go to Armslist In the search bar at the top of the page, type “stippled” or “stippling” and hit enter Click on …

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The Beginning of a Holster

I’ve had a hankerin’ for a black leather pancake holster for my XDs 9mm for a while now. They go on and off pretty easily, hold tight to the body, I find them really comfortable, and kydex pancake holsters suck. After doing some looking around online, I just can’t justify the price that comes with with nice leather these days, so I figured I may as well make a nice holster, and document the process …

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DIY – How To Make Kydex Holsters

This is a step by step guide showing you how to make Kydex holsters. This is a pretty easy process, definitely easier than the shotgun shell caddies I showed you how to make in the first part of the “3-gun on the cheap” series. I made this holster out of .08″ Boltaron thermoplastic. I like this thickness of plastic, as it’s thick enough for most uses, yet thin enough that it’s still pretty easy to …

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